The Language of Music with Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson
Date and Time: 
October 4, 2011 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
October 11, 2011 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
October 18, 2011 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
October 25, 2011 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
November 1, 2011 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
November 8, 2011 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This workshop focuses on the musical structures of poetry and the ways in which these structures create voice and meaning in a poem. Students will discuss poems with an eye and ear to the way music serves as a poetic muse, creating subject matter, and fostering a relationship between form and content. The students' primary goal in this study will be to produce original poetry with the purpose of finding their own music and voice within the poem.

Dave Johnson is the author of Dead Heat, Marble Shoot, and numerous stage plays. He is a Lecturer at Yale University and at The Cooper Union School of Art, and a Visiting Faculty member of the MFA Program at The New School University

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies